Forest operation plans

Before conducting private native forestry operations, landholders must work with the EPA to complete a forest operation plan describing their proposed operations.

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On 25 August 2017, new legislative arrangements commenced for private native forestry. It should be noted that some references on the EPA's website and any publications may now be outdated. These documents will be progressively updated by the EPA to ensure current legislative arrangements are reflected. More detail about changes can be found here.

Before starting your forest operation plan (FOP)

You complete the FOP at the same time as your property vegetation plan. The EPA can help you with both.

About forest operation plans

The forest operation plan (FOP)describes your proposed forestry operation.
It consists of a

  • map which will be provided by the EPA
  • template you complete – link to this in the table, ensuring you choose the right template for your region or forest type

You can also link to guidelines in the table to help you complete the template.

Code area

Word template (Word document to be saved, completed electronically, printed and signed)

PDF template (PDF document  to be printed, filled in by hand and signed)

FOP guidelines

Northern NSW

Forest Operation Plan for Northern NSW (template) (DOCX 115KB)

Forest Operation Plan for Northern NSW (template) (PDF 195KB)

Forest Operation Plan Guidelines for Northern NSW (PDF 241KB)

Southern NSW

 Forest Operation Plan for Southern NSW (template) (DOC 358KB)

Forest Operation Plan for Southern NSW (template) (PDF 182KB)

Forest Operation Plan Guidelines for Southern NSW (PDF 357KB)

Cypress and Western Hardwood Forests

Forest Operation Plan for Cypress and Western Hardwood Forests (template) (DOC 371KB)

Forest Operation Plan for Cypress and Western Hardwood Forests (template) (PDF 221KB)

Forest Operation Plan Guidelines for Cypress and Western Hardwood Forests (PDF 238KB)

River Red Gum Forests

Forest Operation Plan for River Red Gum Forests (template) (DOC 357KB)

Forest Operation Plan for River Red Gum Forests (template) (PDF 197KB)

Forest Operation Plan Guidelines for River Red Gum Forests (PDF 226KB)

 

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